Anshu Jamsenpa during her 2017 expedition

Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa has created mountaineering history when she scaled the Mount Everest on Sunday morning (May 21) in the span of five days. On May 16, she unfurled the Indian tricolour atop the Mt. Everest.

Lhakpa Rangdu Sherpa, general secretary of Everest Summiteers Association made this announcement from the Everest Base Camp saying that Anshu reached the world’s roof at 7.45 am IST.

“Anshu Jamsenpa, along with our veteran Sherpas, has scaled Mt. Everest today morning (7.45 IST). It was world record for Anshu, two double ascent by any woman and fastest double ascent on Mt Everest by any woman,” Dawa Sherpa Lama, managing director at Dream Himalaya Adventures which conducted the expedition, told The News Mill from Kathmandu.

Tsering Wange, Anshu’s husband and the president of the Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association (AMSA) said her health condition is good shape.

A mother of two, the 37-year-old Anshu hailing from Bomdila, a remote town in Arunachal Pradesh, created a mountaineering record by climbing and unfurling the national tricolour on Mount Everest on May 12 in 2011 and again on May 21 in the same year thus becoming the first mother in the world to summit the world’s highest peak twice in a span of just 10 days. In 2013, Anshu again scaled the Mount Everest.

She also attempted to scale the peak in 2015 but due to the Nepal earthquake, along with all the mountaineers, she also had to call off her expedition midway.

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Abdul Gani is a Guwahati-based journalist